Plans for cutting-edge facilities at both Austral Public School and Leppington Public School have been unveiled.

Proposed enhancements at both institutions will include the construction of purpose-built classrooms, new support learning spaces, and the modernization of administration facilities and libraries to accommodate the increasing student population in the area.

Additionally, Leppington Public School is set to receive a new hall, canteen, and covered outdoor learning area (COLA).

These upgrades are deemed essential, given the significant rise in the number of families residing in Austral, which has surged from 682 to 1,799 between 2016 and 2021, and in Leppington, where the family count has increased from 888 to 2,564 during the same period.

Member for Leppington Nathan Hagarty expressed enthusiasm for the NSW Government’s commitment to education in Sydney’s southwest, inviting the community to explore the designs and understand the impact of these school enhancements.

“I look forward to sharing more updates on these projects as they progress,” Mr Hagarty said.

As part of the NSW Labor Government’s $769 million pledge to establish 100 public preschools alongside public schools, Leppington Public School will also welcome a new public preschool.

These initiatives form part of the NSW Government’s comprehensive strategy to revitalize public education in the state, featuring a $3.5 billion investment over four years for the construction of 24 new schools and the renovation of 51 existing primary and high schools in Western Sydney, along with unprecedented funding for public preschools.

Prue Car, Minister for Education and Early Learning, emphasized that expanding and upgrading these primary schools “will give more children access to high quality learning at their local school, and will also mean more students can flourish in contemporary facilities.”

These targeted investments in growing communities aim to ensure that all families in NSW have access to top-tier education, irrespective of their postal code.

Austral Public School: Aerial view of artist impression of the new building

Leppington Public School: Artist impression of the new building